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HX-620 all the way - see my sig system - runs it without putting up a complaint....
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I had a seasonic M12 700w before my current power supply running similar to what you are currently running. (the corsair you are looking at is made by seasonic as well). One thing I noticed about the M12 is that it exhausted quite a bit of warm air (indicative of the fact that there was a signifigant load on it). My case fans that were exhaust blew cool air but the power supply air was very warm. And thats with a 700w. When I upgraded to my current power supply, the first thing i noticed was that the air coming out of it was cool all the time.

The only suggestion I would make is that you buy the largest power supply that your budget can handle as eventually you will upgrade again and if your current setup maxes out your power supply, you will be changing PS again as well.

Not to say that you should go with a 1000w, but there are plenty are really good 750w power supplies out there, (the corsair, pc power & cooling) that would give you the capability to upgrade.
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Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
I had a seasonic M12 700w before my current power supply running similar to what you are currently running. (the corsair you are looking at is made by seasonic as well). One thing I noticed about the M12 is that it exhausted quite a bit of warm air (indicative of the fact that there was a signifigant load on it). My case fans that were exhaust blew cool air but the power supply air was very warm. And thats with a 700w. When I upgraded to my current power supply, the first thing i noticed was that the air coming out of it was cool all the time.

The only suggestion I would make is that you buy the largest power supply that your budget can handle as eventually you will upgrade again and if your current setup maxes out your power supply, you will be changing PS again as well.

Not to say that you should go with a 1000w, but there are plenty are really good 750w power supplies out there, (the corsair, pc power & cooling) that would give you the capability to upgrade.
Well said. Things get hot, efficiency and regulation suffers, even lifespan can shorten with the more you ask of your PSU. A general rule of thumb for me is to overestimate your needs by at least 25% so even at full load there is still some head room for the PSU so it wont have to work as hard and thus all the good stuff (lower temps, less stress, better efficiency and regulation, longer lifespan).
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Ok, What if I was only running the Quad at like 3 or 3.2Ghz, It may be Ok... I don't really want to buy a new PSU... Hmmmm.

I've seen people running a Quad and two 640MB GTS's on my PSU, and they require more power, don't they?

Thanks a lot for the help so far!
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post #15 of 45
Well like I've said before it should run, even if you have your quad at 3.6. It's not good for your psu if it runs at full load constantly, but I can't imagine you would be gaming 24/7 so idle and average usage will be much less stressful. The Corsairs are well made and have a good warranty if you happen to kill it. If the PSU is trying to provide more power than it is designed to, it will shut down with no damage to anything and will start back up typically after a couple minutes when it resets. There is no harm in trying it first to see if it holds up under gaming and such. For me, I just like to have a little room to work with and I wouldn't do it but it has been done before like you have mentioned.
Edited by shinji2k - 6/8/08 at 11:58am
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Yeah, I won't be gaming 24/7, lol, that's crazy talk

Ok, Thanks, Yeah, I think Corsair have a lifetime warranty, if it were to go, I've ask them if I could pay the difference and get a 620 or something...

Thanks for the help!
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5 year warranty, I think Ultra is the only one with lifetime. But 5 years is almost a lifetime in the computer world .
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Ah right, Does that mean if it does die, I can get a free one back?

5 years is a while
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I found this;

http://forums.ebuyer.com/showthread.php?p=340342

The guy has a EVGA 750i FTW, a Q6700 and an 8800GT with my PSU, he says he draws 300 watts at load... This is looking good, eh?
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As far as I know he said 300W (that power meter measures AC consumption so more like ~240W when figuring in efficiency) at stock which is about right for a quad and a 8800gt and some peripherals. You add another GFX card (the GTS 512 uses about 25W more than the GT) and do some overclocking and you can hit 500W pretty easily.
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